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week, you can talk to me online at cnn.com/sanjay or on twitter. now, let's get things going in cnn. >>> from the cnn headquarters in atlanta this is cnn sunday morning. extreme heat baking half of the country and more than 300,000 still without power and at least 30 dead. a cold front is on the way, but relief may come at a dangerous price. plus, a new discovery about a mystery illness. children dying from a frightening infection that kills within days. >>> and later, a mexican drug cartel busted on u.s. soil, and three tons of marijuana and $2 million in cash and you will million in cash and you will never believe what else. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good mornings, everyone, i'm randi kaye and thank you for starting the morning with us. we begin this hour with the h t heat. it has been so bad that 30 deaths across the united states are blame hed on the heat wave. we get more from melissa rainy. >> reporter: saturday brought another day of blistering heat and in some areas that is more triple temperatures. people are looking for relief wherever they can find it. >>
for sgmd. stay connected at cnn.com/sanjay. keep the conversation going as well on twitter. time now for a check of your top stories from the cnn newsroom. >>> hello everyone. i'm don lemon in colorado from where i've been reporting all week. we're going to get you up to speed on the tragedy that happened here a week ago. many of the victims had been laid to rest all week some of them today as well. over my shoulder at this courthouse behind me the suspect in all of this, a 24-year-old man, will go to court for a second time where he will officially hear the charges against him. a lot of developments. we're working on a documentary that airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. me and my colleague drew griffin of the investigative unit will be getting you up to speed on all the information coming out of here in colorado. a lot of it. just over a week ago i should tell you no one had any idea they'd be trying to make sense of the huge tragedy out here in colorado. and least of all the family members of those shot and killed in theater nine last friday. well, today services were held to remem
on this notebook. the judge will hear them in a hearing on that tomorrow, as well. and the media, including cnn, is petitioning the court to unseal a number of the documents that have been sealed in the case. so that will be heard by the judge, as well, on monday, ran did i. >> this is the beginning of a very long road. i have a feeling. jim spellman, thank you very much for that. >>> taking you inside a city at war. >> they were hit from a military checkpoint. it looks like right about here. it still smells like rotting flesh right now. >> that is the scene from syria's biggest city. ivan watson is there, home to 2.5 million people. it is now a battleground. [ male announcer ] research suggests the health of our cells plays a key role throughout our entire lives. ♪ one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health. that's one a day men's 50+ healthy advantage. >>> that is what it sounds like in syria's largest city, aleppo. rebels are firing back at government forces there as the besieged
rainy, cnn. >>> and check out the weather map, because the cold front is coming down from the great lakes, but a warning while the temperatures are dropping, there is a threat of severe storms following that very same path. we could see lightning, hail and some severe winds. >>> this morning, two indiana parents are accused of leaving their babies in hot cars in the middle of the blistering heat wave. one of them actually die d. police in greenfield say this man left his 4-month-daughter in a car for an extended period of time with temps around 103 degrees and the baby later died in the hospital. 25 miles a wway in the town of fisher this mom is accused of neglecting her 16-month-old daughter by leaving her in a car at a shopping mall. >>> hillary clinton made it clear that time is running out for syria's government. she talked about high level defections from the syrian military and the growing strength of the opposition forces. >> the future to me should be abundantly clear to those who support the assad regime. the days are numbered. >> clinton was in tokyo for a donors conferenc
a cnn special. as i said, we'll look back at the lives of those lost inside the colorado movie theater. we are committed to this story and bringing you the very latest on it and we'll cover it from the beginning to the end. our one-hour special "madness at midnight" airs right here on cnn 8:00 p.m. eastern and then again at 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you join us. in the meantime, we have a lot of other news to cover here. i'll go back to atlanta, now, for my colleague deb furyk. it has been an emotional week here. many report earns journalists have been here. it's been emotional for us but nothing like what this community and family members are dealing with here. >> clearly, this is so sad and such a tragedy that's affected everyone. don, thanks so much. we'll get back to you but right now let's get everyone up to speed on the day's headlines. a possible copycat crime. a maryland man now undergoing an evaluation after allegedly calling himself a joker as in the batman character and threatening to blow up his co-workers. police say neil prescott was in the process of being fired yest
join me on my life stream at cnn.com/sanjay. it is a one-stop spot for all my videos, blogs, tweets and behind the scenes photos. >>> thanks for joining us. thanks to cnn's poppy harlow. i'm dr. sanjay gupta. we'll see you back here next sunday. >>> hello, everyone. you're in the c"cnn newsroom." i'm fredricka whitfield. >>> it is a brutal heat wave now being blamed for dozens of deaths. scorching temperatures continue to create dangerous conditions in 11 states and people stuck in the heat zone are doing anything they can to keep cool and safe. >> reporter: the record breaking heat has been blamed for scores of deaths. people look for relief wherever they can find it. >> it feels great. it feels so wonderful. it beats the heat. that's for sure. >> reporter: in chicago, the heat buckled roadways. some residents simply gave up and fled the city. >> in chicago it was 105 and it felt like 112. we came up here to escape the heat a little bit. >> reporter: but a cold front is expected in the coming days. >> looking forward to the 8 0 agrees. even 89 degrees would be great. >> reporter: t
right now with "cnn newsroom." >>> happening right now, overnight protests turning violent. store windows smashed, after a police officer apparently shot an unarmed man. >>> and a medical mystery as hepatitis c has an outbreak. the lab tech suspected of starting it all now in custody. >>> chilling and terrifying. new video surfacing of an attack six years ago. a 6,000 pound killer whale at sea world attacks his trainer and pulling him underwater for 15 minutes. >>> secret no longer. brand-new information this morning on what we will see during the olympics opening ceremonies friday night. details leaking out from london. two early hints, james bond and harry potter. >>> "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thanks for being with us. we begin with a single stor that captures both the heartbreak and the hope of the shooting rampage in colorado. this morning, americans are rallying to help this man, shooting victim caleb medley. he is in critical condition right now with gunshot wounds to his head, but that's only part of the story. he is also
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
know you can help out, as well. go to cnn.com/impact to figure out how to help in those areas. >>> it started out as a night of fun to watch fireworks, but quickly turned into one of panic and death. look at this, a boat with 27 people onboard capsized off of long island early this morning. the coast guard rushed to the scene pulling 24 survivors from the water. police are reporting three deaths in this situation. >>> after a grueling two-week battle, finally some good news from the colorado fire lines to tell you about. that waldo canyon fire we've been reporting so much about which blazed across nearly 18,000 acres at its height, it is now 90% contained. but not before incinerating 346 homes, 50 more were damaged, and the cost of all that destruction, $110 million. exhausted fire crews worked 16-hour shifts to get the fire under control. >>> now we want to turn to a story that you may not believe. a south florida life guard is out of a job today because he saved a life of a drowning man. his bosses say he went beyond his zone and that put the rest of the beach goers at risk.
a look at your houses. for some, it was very emotional. cnn's jim spellman was there. >> reporter: residents of hard hit colorado springs get their first look at what was once their homes. >> we will go for the tour around, but there is not much left. >> reporter: now little more than ashes left. tim and katy film exclusively for cnn. >> this is the garage. you can see the gutter that has fallen down. the only thing left of the garage is the bricks standing here and the brass picture that we didn't like anyway. >> reporter: they first learned that the home was destroyed when they saw this picture on the front page of the "denner post" but they weren't sure what to expect when they saw it up cl e close. >> we didn't know if we could be able to handle looking at the house and stuff, but it is actually kind of of nice. we have all of the neighbors here, and they are helping out. the community has been beyond, beyond great. >> reporter: ted's last view of the house was as flames raced down the hillside. >> this is where i saw the fire start coming down, coming out of the back door lo
more. "cnn newsroom" with don lemon begins now. hey, don, good morning. >> new orleans, you're going to love it, love, love it, soledad. >>> condition critical, powerless and starving. west virginia this morning without basic necessities, food, water, thousands of emergency meals on their way. we're going to speak with the red cross coming up. in court, george zimmerman and the money trail all in question this morning. should trayvon martin's shooter be set free before his trial? >>> plus this -- >> i'm not going to put my job over helping someone again. i'm going to do what i thought was right. >> a life guard credited with saving a life then getting the boot, fired. six of his coworkers quitting in protest. >>> and 21 tomas lopez tells us his side of the story. >>> an ipad mini? a smaller version of the popular ipad. rumors are heating up saying it's already in production. we'll separate fact from fiction straight ahead. >>> blade runner, an amazing inspirational story, a south african athlete becoming the first amputee track star to compete in any olympic games. newsroom starts ri
very much. cnn newsroom continues right now. everyone have a great saturday. >> all right. you, too. thanks so much. any tennis today? >> oh, yeah, always. >> it's very hot out there. hydrate. >> i promise. then i'll come in and watch newsroom. >> i like. that all right. >> we'll give you a break for a few minutes. >> okay. >> be back in at 2:00. thanks so much. >> all right. a mass shooting one week ago, hard to believe it was just one week ago in colorado. it has a lot of people across the country in mourning today. memorials are taking place for three people killed in that massacre. the victims include a naval petty officer from illinois and, an aspiring sports reporter from texas and a man who was last -- whose last living act was saving his girlfriend from gunfire. all were under the age of 30. we have more on these people, who they were, how they are being remembered. many being laid to rest. in other cases their memorial services, a host of things. >> it's a very emotional day for a lot of the people affected by this theater shooting. as you know, fred, funerals are for a cou
>>> hello again everyone. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. a significant new development in the mass shooting at a colorado theater. the suspect james holmes was seeing a doctor who specializes in schizophrenia. drew griffin is with cnn's special investigations unit. >> according to his attorney in colorado the 24-year-old accused of killing 12 and gunning down dozens of others was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the shooting. it's a huge development that stems from that package that was mailed to a professor at the university of colorado's aurora campus on monday. according to a motion filed in colorado, just yesterday, that professor was actually james holmes' psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton the head of student medical health services at the university of colorado's aurora campus and according to holmes' attorney mr. holmes was a psychiatric patient of dr. fenton and his communications with her are protected. that attorney is now trying to get ahold of that package and the contents of which according to cbs news supposedly describe how holmes would kill p
. and with good reason, of course. the cnn/orc poll shows that registered voters are split between choodsing who would better handle the nation's sluggish economy. 48% choose romney, 47% choose obama. when of courasked what issue is important to voters, over half say the economy, of course. the president is trying to blunt the criticism of the weak economy. >> from now until november, the other side is going to spend more money than we have seen before, and they will be raining ads down on your head, and they'll tell you it's all my fault. i can't fix it because i think government is the answer to everything or because i haven't made a lot of money in the private sector. i think everything is doing just fine. that's what all of the scary voices in the ads will tell you. that's what mitt romney will say. that's what republicans in congress will say. and, you know, that's their plan for winning an election, but it's not a plan to create jobs. >> that was thursday before this dismal jobs report. there you see him. dan lothian traveling with the obama bus tour. he is joining us now from northeast oh
martin o'malley, bob mcdonnell, and terry branstad. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. we start with breaking news in the cnn newsroom. in just seconds, 200-page report will be posted online. it involves penn state and how it handled the child rape allegations against jerry sandusky. as you know, this scandal tarnished the legacy of a beloved football coach, damaged penn state's reputation, and left the lives of many of the victims shattered. this internal review conducted by former fbi chief louis free will be posted on the web. this report was paid for by penn state, and it is helped to be scathing. cnn is bringing you all of the angles of the story from penn state and behind. susan candiotti is in philadelphia like with sara ganim. her pulitzer prize-winning reports helped bring much of this to life. we will take you through the legal fallout from today's developments with legal analyst jeffrey toobin and paul calum. has the report been posted yet, susan? >> well, i just been emailed the
springs and we expect to hear from them this afternoon. stay with cnn for more on the fires the rest of the day. >>> nearly 1.4 million people are still without power right now, and as the temps continue to rise, thousands of people across the country are enduring a fourth day without air conditioning. the power outages happened after that storm blasted through the east coast and midwest over the weekend and the outages are now scattered across 11 states and washington, we're talking indiana, ohio, west virginia, pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, delaware, kentucky, north carolina, new jersey and also illinois. all of these places without power and here's the most frustrating factors. the power companies are refusing to say when power will be restored. >>> here's a pretty incredible example of just how hot it's been. take a look at wisconsin. highway 29 in chippewa county. the pavement buckled because of the heat so an suv was headed down the road, hit the ramp, and it was sent airborne. we're told that everyone is okay and that the roadway has been repaved and is back open. >>> of a
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. "early start" begins now. >>> rigged to explode. cnn with exclusive details of the arsenal of home-made bombs found inside the aurora shooting suspect's apartment. >>> penn state slammed. the penalty for the jerry sandusky child sex abuse scandal. expected to slam the once-proud football program for years to come. >>> high-speed sacrifice, a police officer risks his own life, putting his cruiser in the path of a wrong-way driver. oh boy. that's true commitment there. good morning to you, welcome to early start, thanks for being with us, i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. and the economy taking the back seat for a moment to foreign policy when it comes to the presidential campaign. >> we'll talk about mitt romney's trip overseas and president obama's brand-new ad. >>> plus we're getting an idea of what the opening ceremony of the 2012 olympics will actually look like. >>> but first, exclusive new details about the apartment of james holmes, the suspected colorado shooter. a law enforcement official has described to cnn video taken from inside the apartment. he said it was
's top fashion designers the rest of the week on cnn. look for alina's special back stage pass from paris this saturday, july 14th, at 2:30 eastern. >>> this hour in the cnn newsroom we are focusing on the congressional vote on the affordable health care act also known as obama health care. we'll take you to a city where the mayor is cutting workers pay to minimum wage. if you're missing some channels on your directv don't worry. cnn is working of course but we want to talk about that as well. we'll get right down to it. we're hearing that it could get a statement today on the health of congressman jesse jackson jr. of illinois. one of his top aids says that jackson's condition is not life threatening. last week jackson's office issued a statement saying he is struggling with physical and emotional problems that will require extensive medical treatment. the 47-year-old took a medical leave of absence last month which his office attributed to exhaustion. he has been under growing pressure to explain his disappearance from capitol hill. we'll have more details and a live report from chicago
hampshire holiday with his take on the 80,000 new jobs in june, and that's where we find our cnn's dana bash. she is close by in boston. dana, two parties used the same numbers to make opposite points, of course. >> reporter: of course, exactly. welcome to politics, especially presidential politics just a few months before the election. notice, kyra, you're right, that the jobs numbers were anything but great, but the president took as much as he could to look at the long view. he's mentioned the fact that 4.4 million new jobs were created in 28 months. he called it a step in the right direction, but you can't be satisfied. he's got to walk -- talk about stepping. he's kind of got to walk a tight rope to try to tout good news but also not look out of touch to say things are better than people feel that they are. on the republican side, mitt romney was out there within 90 minutes of these job numbers being released standing in a small business, a hardware store, where he is vacationing, where he has a home in new hampshire, and he was very clear that this is not where people want to be. >> th
story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemployment rate. so it's actually higher than 8.2%. also very key here is minorities. we have to look at what has happened to african-americans. their unemployment rate has gone up for the month of may. it's now nearly 14.5%. it is pretty much double unemployment for whites, hispanics, 11% unemploy
of a legal battle. cnn's jim spellman is following the development from arapahoe county, colorado. tell us more on this. >> reporter: yeah. hello. last monday this notebook from james holmes arrived at the university of colorado there in the mail room. addressed to this psychiatrist he was seeing there at the school. so we know that the police came and they took that. now there's this gag order in effect. so law enforcement are not supposed to be talking to the media. but there was apparently what other media outlets called leaks that reported these were writings from holmes saying he was going to hurt people with drawings of people with guns and violent imagery, things like that. so the defense from holmes says, look, there's been the leaks. this is privileged material between a patient and a doctor. we want this material. the da's office says these leaks are inaccurate. they're not right. they don't have accurate sourcing. we don't want to give it to you. the judge said we're going to have a hearing about this monday. we'll decide. what it does tell us though is that, one, he was seeking
the very latest right now starting with cnn's ed lavandera. he's over at the movie theater where all of this unfolded. what is the very latest, ed? >> reporter: wolf, we've just confirmed with a law enforcement source as to where these four guns were purchased. we've been told by this law enforcement source that all four guns were purchased legally within the last six months. two of the guns were purchased at a bass pro shop in the city of denver. one of the guns was purchased at a mountain gander gun store here in the town of aurora. another was purchased at a gander mountain in thornton, colorado, as well. again, law enforcement source saying those guns were purchased legally within the last six months. we're also told by that law enforcement source that they had found a drum magazine that was connected to the ar-15 rifle. this would have given james holmes the ability to shoot about 100 rounds with that magazine. and the source saying obviously that gave him much more capability to fire off many many rounds once inside that theater. and, wolf, what we've learned from talking to wi
in "cnn newsroom." >> good morning, and happy fourth of july to you too. >>> hot, hot, hot. today could be one of the hottest july fourths ever. that could happen in several major cities. heat, humidity, and thunderstorms will blanket the nation. >>> plus, this. >> just think of how many we got into one sentence. that was really impressive. what wrote this [ bleep ]? >> oh, new york mayor michael bloomberg unplugged at the nathan's hot dog wagon. seems he couldn't stomach the puns, like let me be frank. it's going to be a dog fight. and i'll relish it. it's bloomberg like we've never seen him. >>> also -- >> you can see the sparks flying all over the place. it was raining fire down on us. >> on the frontlines, colorado firefighters taking cnn with them as they fight the fires home by home. the fire chief telling the denver post this morning he knew the fire would happen, that it was a monster ready to awaken and kill. >>> and on this independence day, what's your definition of a hero? our men and women in the military? your mom, your dad? think about it. it's our talk back question of t
you switch. visit progressive.com today. >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday, july 28th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >>> saying good-bye. mourners remember three people whose lives were tragically cut shofer short in the terrifying mass shooting in colorado. this as new details surface on the mindset of the suspected killer. >>> an unrelenting drought plants down on much of america. we'll show you by the numbers how it's affecting farmers and how it will hit your wallet in the months to come. >>> and two american swimmers go head to head in one of the first big competitions at the olympic games. we'll bring you all the highlights straight from london. >>> but we begin this morning on a somber note. memorial services are being held across the country today for three people killed in a hail of bullets one week ago inside a colorado movie theater. those victims are john larimer, navy petty officer 3rd class from crystal lake, illinois. larimer was stationed at buckley air force base in aurora, in a year. jessica ghawi, an aspiring spo
top stories, head to our blog, cnn.com/earlystart. >>> maine police releasing a video that looks like it was ripped from an action movie. a state trooper chasing down an elderly driver. it looks like a video game. going down the wrong way on the interstate. the trooper got the call during a traffic stop. and instead of chasing the car the wrong way down the highway, the officer floored it to the next exit to get ahead of the guy. he went exit ramp and bumped him. he bumped him with his own car at about 50 miles per hour. the trooper said he made the decision because if he had kept going and chasing the wrong way, people would have died. >> he risked his own life for that he's okay. >>> 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date with this morning's top stories. >> good morning, exclusive new details this morning about the rigged explosives discovered in the apartment of suspected movie theater gunman, james holmes. >>> a law enforcement official describing video taken from inside that apartment. he says it was set up like something you would find in afghanistan or iraq. the sus
terrorism are here in colorado for the aspen institute security forum that's co-sponsored with cnn and "new york times." today i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with u.s. navy admiral who planned the raid that killed osama bin laden. admiral william mcraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. this is the guy who's sitting right here who had the guts to tell the commander in chief we should do it, let's do it. and when you ordered that raid and when you said -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was abbottabad at that compound about a mile or so away from the west point of pakistan, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves an enormous amount of credit for that decision. >> he does. [ applause ] >> and when he came to the head of special
-down interviews including ones with cnn's wolf blitzer and piers morgan. still the obama campaign slammed romney as not ready for primetime while the trip got a more sympathetic response from the white house. >> these are high stakes enterprises that pulling them off is a lot harder than it looks. that they can be very tense especially if they're not going well. >> reporter: signaling that it's turning the page the romney campaign unveiled a new smartphone app adesigned to announce the pick in a few weeks. >> i know what it's like to hire people and wonder whether you're going to make ends meet down the road. >> reporter: romney never openly criticized the president during this overseas trip, but all of that will change later this week when romney heads to the battleground state of colorado, joe. >> jim, i think the question at this stage is whether we've seen an apology from the aide who had that sort of misuse of words there, if you will. >> reporter: joe, there was no official apology from the campaign, but that aide did call a couple of reporters, he did apologize over the phone and the apol
moos, cnn, new york. >>> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead here on cnn saturday morning. >> from world headquarters in atlanta this is cnn saturday morning. >> it is humiliating shambles, isn't it? >> i cannot disagree with you. >> an embarrassing scandal for the london games, how the firm tasked with protecting the olympics failed and what new dangers may be lurking. this morning we put olympic security in focus. later, new details on the aurora shooting suspect. we'll tell you what cnn has learned about his mental state before the shooting. as chick-fil-a tries to spread its wings some cities want to clip them. we'll talk to one politician that says not in my town. >>> good morning, everyone. i am randi kaye. 8:00 on the east coast, 5 a.m. on the west. thanks for waking up with us. just hours after the opening ceremony a chinese woman has won the first gold medal in the london olympics. she competed in the 10 meter air rifle competition and to recap the highlights queen elizabeth officially opened the 2012 games with an epic journey through the u.k. hi
cnn.com/justice for more on the story. thanks for starting your morning with us. we have more ahead on "cnn saturday morning," which starts right now. >>> shopping with your credit card today? soon, you might have to pay more per swipe. the $7 billion credit card company settlement is a victory for retailers. but itould be a loss for you. plus, a wave of homicides hit u.s. cities. chicago compared to afghanistan. a spade of shootings rattle new york. all morning, we put murder in america in focus. >>> later, an incredible story of survival. a month in the desert. no food, no supplies. how a man was rescued hours from death. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 7:00 on the east coast. thanks for starting your morning with us. we start with the massive credit card settlement that could mean more fees for you at home. here's the deal. visa, mastercard and some of the biggest banks agreed to a $7.25 billion settlement with retailers. the lawsuit centers around credit card swipe fees. we all know about those. credit card companies were fixing the price on the fees. it drops
>>> good evening, everyone, coming to you live from aurora, colorado. you oar in the cnn newsroom tonight. lots to get to tonight. we're about to walk you through the horrific movie theater shooting, minute by minute, as a gunman opened fire. you'll see what he did before hand and how police found him immeately afterward. also right now, police here in aurora are still not talking about possible motives. what would make a young man suddenly commit so much violence against so many people? colorado police and the fbi have been all over james holmes' apartment today, slowly and carefully since the front door was rigged to trigger a bomb. we're going to live to the apartment building in just a couple of moments. let's go to breanna keeler. >> don, the worst drought in more than 50 years is crippling farmers in the midwest. half of the states in the region are reported to be in severe to exceptional drought. that's the region that produces about 75% of the nation's corn and soybean crop. the drought is especially hard on livestock. many ranchers having to sell off their herds early. wi
to cnn about foreign policy and he can talk to harratz about foreign policy? it doesn't make sense to me. he could put out being overly critical. he would say, look, these are the principles i would take if i were president or something like that. it's kind of a strange thing. without knowing what's in the interview that he gave to the israeli -- why can't he talk to them and not us? >> well, i don't know what's in it. although i would be surprised you're giving an interview to an israeli newspaper you're talking about things like iran or the palestinian issue. what i still don't understand about it. president obama, remember when he went overseas in 2008? he gave that big speech about -- and it was, you know, the thing that he's best at, right, giving an inspirational speech, and here's what he said about foreign policy on the trip he took while running for president. >> this is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the middle east. my country must stand with yours and with europe in sending a direct message to iran, that it must abandon its nuclear ambitions. we mus
before he made it to the hospital. authorities later caught and killed that alligator. >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday july 14th. i'm randi kaye. egyptian security steps up its effort to find and free a kidnapped american couple and their tour guide. >>> a staggering number of murders on the streets of chicago. 259 so far this year. we'll track how illegal weapons get into the hands of killers. and the anticipation builds for london 2012. gold medallist dominique dawes and jacqui joie ner courier si joins me. >>> we begin with the search for two american tourists and their guides. they were kidnapped in the sinai peninsu peninsula. it's the third time american tourists have been kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra mo
that is now the subject of a legal battle. cnn's jim spellman is following the developments in arapahoe county, california. jim, good morning. so, tell me exactly, do they know when this notebook might have been sent to the professor, and will we ever get a look at it? >> reporter: well, here's what we know at this point. so, last monday, this package arrived at the university containing something written by james holmes sent to dr. lynn fenton, psychiatrist working at the university. so, at this point, it's in possession of the police and/or the da's office at this point. the defense says we want that, that's privileged doctor-patient material written from this patient to the doctor. we want to get that. that's the subject of this court hearing, of this court motion that was filed yesterday. what we don't know is how long holmes was seeing her or why he was seeing her. we don't know what was in this notebook. in this court filing, the da's office says they haven't even examined it ahead of the hearing monday. so, we've gotten some insight that we know he was seeking psychiatric help and it co
against the waldo canyon blaze, hoping to gain more ground on their 70% containment. cnn's jim spellman is live in colorado springs, and you have more of the exclusive pictures which are actually pretty frightening to show us. >> reporter: that's right, carol. they are making a lot of good progress against this fire now. but this is our first look really at what it was like up close, fighting this blaze last tuesday when so many homes were destroyed. take a look. the scene in the devastated mountain shadows neighborhood of colorado springs now. but this is what it looked like last week as high winds drove the fire down from the hills. behind the camera, colorado springs fire department videographer steve shoeper. >> you're starting to smell the smoke. and your head is on a swivel. i have sparks raining down all over me. >> reporter: firefighters converged on the scene. they had to quickly determine which homes to defend and which ones were beyond saving while stopping the fire from advancing. >> made that line in the sand and they said, this fire does not get past us. and that's what th
later in the next couple of hours on cnn. thanks so much. >> thanks again, carol. >> thank you, tj. >>> just moments ago, we got this new statement from louis freeh. of course, he is the guy in charge of this internal investigation into penn state and what officials knew or didn't about jerry sandusky. quote, our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at penn state. the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. that's a pretty damning statement. also awaiting details in philadelphia, attorneys for sandusky's victims. including tom klein, who represents victim number five. victim number five was 11 years old when he met sandusky through the second mile charity. he told jurors about one visit to the penn state campus with sandusky. and victim number five said they were in the sauna when sandusky exposed himself. attorney tom klein is here now. welcome, tom. >> good morning. >> you just heard me read that lat
today. >> cnn political analyst rolen martin in houston where romney spoke. good to see you. >> like wise. >> tell us what you think romney thinks he'll accomplish here when you take a look at the polls and they say what about 5% african-americans support romney compared to 87% for president obama. >> well, first of all i think if you go back to a couple things, obvious obviously senator obama got the percent of the vote in 2008. in 1998 speaker gingrich was the leader of the house he was perceived as far too antagonist tick when it came to minorities and that was not appealing to suburban white women. then governor george w. bush ran in 2000 with compassionate conservativism and that was a lot more appealing to those constituents. so really what mitt romney is doing is not necessarily to get significant numbers of black votes but to say to independent voters out there, i am reaching out. i'm not simply trying to be only looking at one ethnic group when it comes to the gop. i think that's really what the intention is to say i'm open, have open arms to reach out to many other people.
. >> reporter: wolf, naacp leaders told cnn they praised mitt romney for showing what they called courage in coming to this convention today. but safe to say mitt romney did not hide his positions on issues that are dear to the civil rights group. and members of the naacp did not hide their feelings about mitt romney. >> honorable mitt romney this morning is our speaker. [ applause ] >> reporter: at first the applause for mitt romney at the naacp was polite. but that did not last long. when the gop contender pledged to get the national debt under control in part by repealing the president's health care law, the crowd let him have it. >> and so to do that i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obama care. and i'm going to work to reform and save -- >> reporter: the boos lasted 15 seconds. the most sustained negative response romney has received in this campaign. the chair of the naacp's national board said members objected to romney's use of the term obama care, a buzz word coined by the critics. >> that was a loaded statement. and the crowd
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cnn yesterday that because of gag orders in place the chief wasn't exactly being forthcoming when he gave us that answer. here is the quote from the school. out of concern with violating the court order, the chief didn't answer those questions directly. now the question is what else did the school know? what did or did not get reported to authorities? and the fact that james holmes was seeing a psychiatrist at the time of the shooting only raises more speculation. drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. >> all right. this development does indeed raise a lot more questions about what a medical professional like a psychiatrist can or cannot do in terms of a lerting authorities. our guest is a bioethicist at new york university and has just completed a project on ethics and mental health. good to see you. if a psychiatrist has reason to believe a patient is a potential threat to himself or herself or others can or should that medical professional tell law enforcement or a third party? >> well, there is a strong presumption of privacy. if you're in the mental health area you're going to hear a lot o
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